Methadone Addiction Treatment

Methadone is an opioid medicine used to treat severe pain and addiction to other opioid drugs.

Methadone is not the same thing as “meth” or “methamphetamine”, but it can be addictive – and we can help.

Signs of Methadone Addiction

When taken at the dose prescribed by your doctor, methadone can help you manage withdrawal and cravings for other opioid drugs, like heroin and fentanyl, as part of a successful and safe drug addiction recovery plan.

Because a methadone treatment plan can last for many years, addiction and overdose are possible, just like with any other drug.

Do you struggle with:

  • Using methadone more, and more often?
  • Cravings in between doses of methadone?
  • Muscle aches, restlessness and dilated pupils?
  • Trouble sleeping?
  • Vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps?

These are some of the commons effects of methadone addiction or withdrawal.

There are safe ways to manage the effects of methadone withdrawal and to recover from methadone addiction. If you need someone to talk to about methadone withdrawal help, call us today.

The effects of methadone are longer lasting than other opioid drugs, so this is why it is used to help people overcome withdrawal and cravings for shorter-acting opioid drugs.

But it is also possible to have a methadone addiction, to suffer from the effects of methadone withdrawal, and to overdose on methadone.

At Renascent, we offer a safe methadone treatment plan for opioid addictions as well as a methadone addiction program.

We’ve helped nearly 50,000 people recover from substance addictions and can help you too.

Your Road to Recovery Starts Here

Your addiction recovery journey begins with "I need help." We've helped almost 50,000 people recover from addiction. We can help you too.

For a free and confidential consultation with one of our counsellors:

Methadone Addiction Treatment Centres

Once the first step is taken – admitting you need help for methadone addiction – the journey to healing and recovery has begun.

At Renascent, we offer a comprehensive, person-centred methadone program and safe, caring environments inside beautifully restored heritage homes in the Toronto and Durham region. Our treatment model integrates 12-step facilitation with other best practices in clinical and medical approaches, which are proven to make a difference in long-term sobriety.

Our intensive Primary Care residential methadone program (28–42 day stays) provides around-the-clock counselling and support from our team of registered psychotherapists and certified drug addiction specialists, all of whom have lived experience of addiction and long-term recovery.

At Renascent we treat the whole person, because a drug addiction affects you on every level. Your care will be based on a methadone addiction treatment program designed just for you.

Why Renascent Addiction Rehab Centres?

Our caring team will addresses your complete individual needs, supporting you through the methadone detox process and giving you the tools you need for lasting healing and recovery.

  • We are a national leader in treating substance use disorders.
  • Over nearly 50 years, we’ve helped almost 50,000 people.
  • We are a not-for-profit treatment centre – our generous donors help offset your costs for high quality, leading treatment programs that work.
  • We are fully accredited and use evidence-based clinical best practices.
  • Our treatment centres are serene, comfortable, restorative settings.
  • Our holistic approach addresses the families, children, loved ones, workplaces, and communities who are also affected by addiction.
  • Our staff are professionally certified or licensed and have lived experiences of addiction and long-term recovery.

What does it mean to be Accredited?

We are proudly accredited and in good standing with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation. This means that we have undergone an extensive review of our practices and procedures to ensure they meet the rigorous standards for quality of care, and organizational performance.

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We are proudly accredited and in good standing with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation. This means that we routinely undergo an extensive review of our practices and procedures to ensure they meet the rigorous standards for quality of care, and organizational performance. In the current unregulated marketplace of addiction treatment providers, accreditation is how we set ourselves apart from the less reputable providers who can make some of the same claims as we do, but do not provide the quality of care necessary to fulfill those claims.

As part of this intensive process, independent third-party accreditation specialists regularly spend months reviewing and evaluating every aspect of our organization, from our policies and procedures to our facilities. All staff are interviewed to ensure that they are properly certified for the work they do, and that we are routinely receiving the most up-to-date training in areas such as Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and First Aid and CPR. In this way, the accreditation specialists can determine that staff at all levels of our organization are meeting their obligations both to our clients and within the organization, with integrity. The renewal process occurs every four years, which means we are consistently upgrading to meet the Canadian Centre for Accreditation's standards.

There are three accrediting bodies that are recognized by Ontario:

  • Accreditation Canada, which specializes in hospitals and offers a primer course for organizations considering accreditation;
  • Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA), which is Ontario-based (but operates country-wide) and specializes in community-based agencies;
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), which is an American firm.

We chose to undergo the Canadian Centre for Accreditation's process because of their community-based specialty, their Ontario/Canadian foundation, and their philosophy, which is that they are partners with agencies and not only provide peer review audit/surveys, but also provide support to agencies in developing their protocols in order to achieve accreditation.

Overcoming Methadone Addiction

Our methadone addiction treatment centres offer rehab programs individually and in groups by our team of registered psychotherapists and certified drug addiction specialists – all of whom have lived experiences of addiction and long-term recovery.

Renascent’s rehab centres are comfortable heritage homes, not bleak institutions or sterile clinics. You will be surrounded by loving, caring, experienced staff and other people who are also getting help for an addiction and on a journey of recovery – the best possible environment for methadone addiction help and healing.

Specifically, our holistic detox and drug addiction treatment program provides you with:

  • Person-centred drug addiction treatment
  • Safe, caring, addiction treatment centres in beautiful, comfortable heritage homes in Toronto and Durham region
  • 12-step facilitation and meetings that works
  • Choice of 28–42 day inpatient rehab program
  • Round-the-clock support
  • Certified drug addiction treatment specialists
  • Education on methadone addiction and recovery
  • Group and one-on-one counselling and therapy

Plus:

  • Gender-specific and LGBTQ+ friendly rehab programs
  • Comprehensive mental and physical health assessments
  • Mindfulness therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Regular, nutritious, and delicious meals
  • Guidance on developing a healthy sleep schedule
  • Optional Continuing Care aftercare program for ongoing support and relapse prevention
  • Financial Need pricing and program available for clients in need

“For the first time in a long time I feel like someone, with no attachments or price in mind, is caring for me and so much so that it is saving my life.”

Anonymous Renascent Munro Alumni

April 2018

More information about our complete care program can be found here. If you are unable to afford the cost of treatment, please contact our Access Centre to learn about possible options: 1-866-232-1212.

Your Road to Recovery Starts Here

Your addiction recovery journey begins with "I need help." We've helped almost 50,000 people recover from addiction. We can help you too.

For a free and confidential consultation with one of our counsellors: